It’s May, and that means Spring is well and truly upon us.
But while gardeners up and down the country are out coaxing bulbs into bloom, giving their lawn its first cut of the season and mulching their flower beds ready for the heat of summer, garden hedges everywhere are beginning to take over.
There’s nothing worse than producing your ideal floral haven, only for the light to be blocked by an uninvited laurel, or caring for your lawn with scientific precision only for it to be overcome with moss due to the shade of an out-of-control hedge.
In order to combat this problem, gardeners everywhere dust off their old hedge trimmer to tackle the hundreds of branches flailing out of control and causing garden havoc.
But to get the job done to a high standard that will match the rest of your garden, you need the best kit on the market.
Although the best hedge trimmer really does depend on the type and size of hedge or hedges you’re dealing with, there are a few traits that everyone tends to look for:
One of the most popular types of hedge trimmers on the market today, and one which conveniently ticks all the main requirement boxes, is the cordless hedge trimmer.
Read on to find out more about the best cordless hedge trimmers available on the market this summer.
For those after an all-in-one solution for smaller jobs, the Bosch ASB 10.8 LI Cordless Trimming System Set offers superb handling and multiple cutting blades designed for different hedge and shrubbery types.
The Bosch ASB Trimming System Set is extremely light weight (just 900g) making it the ideal choice for hard to reach and high up areas. This set is also very small, so can be easily stored in your shed or garage. The 10.8V Lithium ion battery also has a running time of up to 100 minutes from full charge, making it the idea option for lots of smaller cutting tasks in the garden.
If you’re looking for a mid-sized hedge trimmer with the ability to take on most residential garden hedges, then the Husqvarna 115iHD45 Cordless Hedgetrimmer, with a 45cm knife suitable for any small to medium sized hedge, is a great choice.
This hedge trimmer has a powerful Husqvarna Li-ion battery, meaning you can say goodbye to the hassle of filling and servicing a petrol machine.
What’s more, because this trimmer is 100% battery powered, it’s a lot quieter than its petrol-fueled competitors, making it the ideal option for homes in residential areas.
If you’re looking for a cordless hedge trimmer that can take on any job of any size, then the Bosch UniversalHedgeCut 18-550-2 Battery Hedgetrimmer is machine that can meet those needs.
This trimmer is equipped with two 18V batteries instead of one, making it the ideal option for dealing with large, overgrown hedges which need a lot of taming.
The Bosch UniversalHedgeCut 18-550-2 Battery Hedgetrimmer is designed to make hedge cutting easy, and has quick-cut technology that allows it to cut through even the toughest hedges with ease first time.
The Bosch UniversalHedgeCut’s rivals are all relatively heavy, making the task of cutting for a long duration or maintaining those hard to reach areas difficult and hard work.
However, this model weighs just 2.6kg, which is incredibly light weight for its capabilities.
If you would like to know more about any of the hedge trimmers mentioned, or would like advice on choosing a hedge trimmer for your gardening needs, then get in touch with a member of the Lawnmowers Direct team.